Site investigation works are to be carried out at Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Galway from mid August.
The drill holes will be in navigable waters off Cashla Bay. In keeping with previous Marine Notices with respect to marine construction works, the areas where the drill rig is to be set up must be kept clear of all obstructions including static fishing gear.
A jack-up barge will be moved to the various borehole locations by a tugboat, and will remain on site overnight during the proposed works. All appropriate lights will be displayed by the barge at night. Radio warnings will be transmitted on VHF Channel 16 throughout the works.
Work is expected to commence in mid-August 2019 subject to the contractor’s precise mobilisation timescales, and last for around four weeks, weather permitting.